20th Century

The Black Crescent

By Jane Johnson - Published 2023



Set in 1950s Morocco, amid growing resistance to French rule, The Black Crescent is a novel about family ties, societal change and contrast ...Read Review

The Golden Doves

By Martha Hall Kelly - Published 2023



Building on the success of her Lilac Girls trilogy, Kelly’s The Golden Doves takes the reader into the turbulent decade following the ...Read Review

A Real Somebody

By Deryn Collier - Published 2023


June works in the typing pool of McAulay Advertising in downtown Montreal in 1947. Following WWII, her father is unable to find work, and ...Read Review


By Sue Hubbard - Published 2023



1939: World War II has broken out, and twelve-year-old Freda is evacuated from her working-class East End home to the Flatlands, the Wash in ...Read Review

A Bakery in Paris: A Novel

By Aimie K. Runyan - Published 2023


A little bakery in the heart of Montmartre is the way forward for Aimie K. Runyan’s dual-timeline novel set in Paris during ...Read Review

A Game of Deceit: A Richard Knox Spy Thriller

By Tim Glister - Published 2023



This is a spy thriller set in the 1960s. The book opens with a death on a cargo ship, where an unfortunate crewman ...Read Review

Proud Sorrows (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery)

By James R. Benn - Published 2023



May 1942: a German bomber struggles to stay airborne over the coast of Norfolk, England. People from the village of Slewford see or hear ...Read Review

Ventura and Winnetka

By J. G. Bryan - Published 2023


Children/Young Adult

Ventura and Winnetka are locations in Southern California, where this rollicking coming-of-age novel is set in 1978. J.G. Bryan does a great job ...Read Review

The Spectacular

By Fiona Davis - Published 2023


The Spectacular takes place over a few months and is a brief 1990s story incorporating long retrospective flashbacks to 1956, when 19-year-old Marion Brooks ...Read Review

A Newlywed’s Guide to Fortune and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery)

By Dianne Freeman - Published 2023



In London in spring 1900, Frances Hazelton is newly married and happily planning to help yet another young lady make her societal debut and ...Read Review

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